#23 - George Clooney, the Pepsi navy and why Christmas can never be cancelled | Curio

#23 - George Clooney, the Pepsi navy and why Christmas can never be cancelled

50 mins | Dec 10, 2021

Your audio magazine curated by Ryan Broderick to help you sail into the weekend. It's our last episode of 2021, but we'll be back on the 7th of January 2022. First up, an interview with a man that needs no introduction — George Clooney. In the Guardian, he discusses directing the coming-of-age drama The Tender Bar, raising twins in a pandemic and choosing causes over cash. We then move on to a story that has everything — the tale of the doomed voyage of Pepsi's Soviet navy. For Foreign Policy, Paul Musgrave examines how the Pepsi navy forms part of the narrative of the inevitable Soviet collapse. We end with a festive story from the archives. Last year, as epidemiologists advised against mass indoor gatherings, many people still met up. What is it about the celebration that is so important for people, that not even the coronavirus pandemic can be a deterrent against it? 00:00:43 - Section 1 - Weekly Roundup 00:01:11 - Section 2 - Features - Guardian and Foreign Policy 00:40:32 - Section 3 - Conversation Starters - The Economist's 1843 magazine

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